Authors Showcase: Far Side of Reality

The Book: The Girls Who Saved Christmas

The Author: Tom Immins

ref=sib_dp_kd-5The Story: Seven schoolgirls are exploring a magical garden, when one of the girls leads them through the garden shed and suddenly they find they have entered into the dark world of Forgotten Land.

They meet a strange little man who tells them a tale of an imprisoned Princess and a terrible curse that has banned Christmas forever. The girls decide to do something about it and set out on a journey to free the Princess and bring Christmas back, but first they have many obstacles to overcome.

The Book: Deal Me Out

The Author: Tom Immins

ref=sib_dp_kd-4The Story: Gramps is a drug dealer, supplying whoever has the money, rich or poor, he doesn’t care. His carefree lifestyle suddenly comes to an abrupt halt, when he meets Victoria, the posh daughter of an ex-special forces soldier. The girl suddenly finds herself in the middle of a drugs turf war and is kidnapped by a Serbian warlord called Karativ. Gramps arrives one night on the doorstep of his old friend Sam Lucas, begging him for help.

Sam has previous with Gramps and his first instinct is to turn him away, until Gramps explains the gravity of the situation and the threat from Karativ to kill the girl. Sam explains all this to Victoria’s father and triggers a series of events culminating in a bloody show-down with Karativ with the intention of bringing his drug empire to the ground. Along the way we meet Fran Andrews, a nightclub owner and his henchman who mistake Sam for Gramps and arrive to teach him a lesson.

Sam is asked to do things he has never done before and the conclusion to the story is a life-threatening series of events that mean not everyone is going to becoming out alive.

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The Book: Jordan’s Wings

The Author: Dariel Raye

ref=sib_dp_kd-5The Story: Jordan Taylor is a feisty, take charge, Rubinesque beauty with a tough façade, but after a string of lackluster relationships, her dream of a man who truly loves her and appreciates her strength seems impossible…Until she meets Canaan, the man her fiancé claims is his best friend! Instinctively, she knows her neat, if lackluster life is about to change.

Born more than 200 years ago, Canaan looks like an angel but he’s far from it. In his world, the ratio of men to women is 500 to 1, and although he’s a superior being, he’s willing to break the most sacred law of his brothers, even drink human blood, to have one of his own. To claim Jordan as his own, Canaan will have to betray his friend, humble himself enough to win her love, and risk his very life.

The Book: Sable: Dark Sentinels, Book One

The Author: Dariel Raye

ref=sib_dp_kd-6The Story: Dr. Akila Marshall is a veterinarian with a calling – save as many stray animals as possible. The only child of wealthy, yet distant parents, she’s convinced that love is not for her. Until…

Sable’s search for his twin sister leads him to Akila. Born into a rare species of wolf shifters whose main purpose is protecting others, he has always been forced to fend for himself, but Akila’s loving, protective nature draws him – and not a moment too soon. Together, they must learn to trust each other enough to overcome a new, deadly enemy.

Review by L. Vannae: Sable, a sentinel wolf-shifter who has lived his whole life protecting other shifters, leaves his home to find his twin sister. They grew up alone because their parents died when they were young, so they have always depended on each other. The ones they protect don’t care about them because they’re different, so they can’t mate with any of them. Sable stumbles on a plot to experiment on his kind and gets poisoned so he can’t shift back to a man at will.

He escapes from the lab, and someone sees him and calls the animal shelter. They’re about to have him “put down” when one of the staff calls her friend, a vet, to come save him. Akila grew up with animals, and trusts them more than people. She notices how beautiful he is the moment she sees him, but she also notices that he’s a wolf. A black wolf with blue eyes, and he shouldn’t be in city limits. She owns a no-kill shelter, but she likes him so much, she takes him home with her instead of taking him to her shelter.

The poison doesn’t last in his system long, and he shifts back, but leaves Akila so she doesn’t see him again until he’s a man. She wonders why he “seems so familiar,” but can’t put her finger on it. One thing leads to another, and in his search for his sister, he ends up making a full circle back to Akila, asks her out, and things really get spicy after that. The attraction is raw, and the sex had me fanning myself. I fell in love with Sable, and Akila was easy to like. She was smart and kind. Some other supporting characters were introduced that I’d like to know more about. There was really nothing I didn’t like about this book. I read it in one day. I’m looking forward to the next one. Five stars.



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